BAE Systems Australia are one of the largest defence contractors in Australia. Their HR function consists of ~150 people who are based throughout the country. They had recently commenced a period of transformation, looking to become an organisation that is strategic, customer-focussed and forward-looking. A new enterprise operating model had been designed in which HR would have a larger role to play and needed to adapt in order to fulfil this. Q5 were asked to help evaluate the current state of the function and off the back of this, design an HR Target Operating Model, high-level structure and an implementation plan.